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Judge steps down in key collusion case

mccloskey.jpg In a dramatic day at Belfast’s High Court, a judge who sought to quash a report which found British state collusion in the Loughinisland massacre is to step aside from the case.

Published January 27, 2018

Provocative flags hoisted ahead of Bloody Sunday weekend

paraflag2.jpg The sister of a man shot dead on Bloody Sunday has said the erection of flags for the British Army’s Parachute Regiment outside Derry is “blind sectarianism”.

Published January 27, 2018

Sinn Fein aims for ‘short sharp talks’

sftalks1801.jpg The new British Direct Ruler Karen Bradley has characterised the latest round of the talks process in Belfast as a final chance to salvage the devolved power-sharing institutions at Stormont.

Published January 27, 2018

Westminster edges closer towards unilateral amnesty

ballymurphywm.jpg A British MP has warned that new recruits could be deterred from joining the British Army because of the possibility of prosecution for war crimes.

Published January 27, 2018

US deportations taking a toll

deporteeice.jpg Concerns have been expressed at the accelerating rate at which undocumented Irish people living in the United States are being deported back to Ireland.

Published January 27, 2018

Statement from Oglaigh na hEireann (ONH)

rnuceaseconf.jpg The full text of today’s ceasefire statement by the breakaway IRA armed group, Oglaigh na hEireann. It was released at a press conference involving Fianna Fáil TD Eamon O Cuiv and senior trade union figures who have been in talks around the group’s future.

Published January 23, 2018

Oglaigh na hEireann announce ceasefire

onhpic.jpg The breakaway IRA group Oglaigh na hEireann has announced a suspension of its armed actions, saying the “environment is not right for armed conflict” at this time, according to news reports this morning.

Published January 23, 2018

McDonald confirmed as next leader of Sinn Fein

maryloupreselect.jpg Mary Lou McDonald will succeed Gerry Adams as Sinn Fein leader, the party has confirmed, and will formally ascend to the leadership at a special Ard Fheis [conference] next month.

Published January 20, 2018

Tory/DUP bid to rig Six County elections

consproposed2018.jpg Sinn Fein has condemned new proposals to redraw the north’s electoral constituencies as a Tory/DUP gerrymander. A new revised plan is being prepared by the Boundary Commission which is a dramatic shift from previous plans.

Published January 20, 2018

Talks process set to resume in Belfast

brdaleycoveney.jpg A new phase of talks to restore the powersharing Stormont Assembly is to begin next Wednesday amid a difficult political climate.

Published January 20, 2018

Maghera family appeal for support on 20th anniversary

fergalmccusker.jpg Two decades after the murder of Fergal ‘Ricky’ McCusker by the LVF, his family have said they and other victims across the area “deserve answers, truth and accountability”.

Published January 20, 2018

Bloody Sunday organisers shift focus from nationalist struggle

bloodysundayfile.jpg A row has broken out over this year’s Bloody Sunday march in Derry, with some republican organisations preparing to boycott the event due to the appearance of a British soldier and other contentious names on advertising material.

Published January 20, 2018

Adams bid to overturn convictions hears of bearded double

adamscages.jpg A court bid by Gerry Adams to overturn two 1975 convictions for attempting to escape from prison has heard that his initial detention was illegal.

Published January 20, 2018

Sinn Fein’s Barry McElduff stands down as MP

barrymcelduff.jpg Sinn Fein’s Barry McElduff has resigned as West Tyrone MP following an outcry over an intended humourous video in which he used a loaf of bread as a prop.

Published January 15, 2018

‘Thanks for eternity’

rosaleensands.jpg Tributes have been paid to Rosaleen Sands, the mother of hunger striker and MP Bobby Sands, who passed away on Friday.

Published January 13, 2018

Humour turned to hate

kingsmillstupid.jpg A short internet video intended as humourous by Sinn Fein MP for West Tyrone Barry McElduff caused a wave of sectarian recrimination this week when a loaf of bread he perched on his head inside a petrol station carried the word ‘Kingsmill’.

Published January 13, 2018

Councillor caught up in wave of false arrests

garydonnelly600.jpg Prominent Derry councillor Gary Donnelly has again been arrested and released by Gardai in County Donegal in connection with the execution of British agent and Sinn Fein informer, Denis Donaldson.

Published January 13, 2018

Inauspicious start for new British governor

karenbradleytitanic.jpg Britain’s new Direct Ruler in Ireland Karen Bradley has visited the North where she was welcomed as a “good unionist” by DUP MP Ian Paisley.

Published January 13, 2018

Dublin refuses to release report on McAnespie killing

mcanespie600.jpg Ahead of the 30th anniversary of the killing, the Dublin government has refused to release a report into the British army killing of Aidan McAnespie as he made his way to a Gaelic sports pitch.

Published January 13, 2018

Britain First leader stirs it up

fransen.jpg The deputy leader of a far-right unionist group in Britain is to go on trial on charges of hate speech in Belfast, it was confirmed in court on Tuesday.

Published January 13, 2018


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